This is a group for people wanting to speak Japanese!! Native and non-native speakers are welcome, and all levels of non-native speakers are welcome as long as only Japanese is spoken at meetings. If anyone does not know how to say something, you may write it down in English and together we will figure out how to say it in Japanese. 'Japanese only' is the method that works! We will have regular meetings and will celebrate Japanese holidays as possible. A $2 participation fee is requested of participants to help cover meetup expenses. We'll enjoy local restaurants in Fairfield and lower Westchester counties, and will do various activities speaking JAPANESE ONLY :):) Day trips to NYC or other places may be included too. Please read the group policy below before joining.
I lived for 20 years in Japan, mostly in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima, and am also availble for individual lessons of Japanese or English for non-native speakers. Please contact me separately through meetup if interested. Let's have fun speaking Japanese together!!
This group is based on courtesy and reliability. Members may be asked to reconfirm 'yes' rsvp's a couple days before an event. An event may be canceled if fewer than than 3 members have reconfirmed.
'No shows' are not tolerated. (A 'no show' is someone with a 'yes' rsvp who does not attend and does not contact the organizer or cancel the rsvp before the event starts). Anyone who is a 'no show' ONCE will be removed from the group.